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    Post Complete hogging guide for TH8s

    Hello I am from ClashHeads T7. My in game name Gaurang. Here a link to our war loghttp://forum.supercell.net/showthrea...ght=clashheads Most people and I would agree that hogging is an all time 3 star strategy for th8s. It gets you 3 star on max TH8s and sometimes TH9s too if done correctly. Therefore this guide for all those th8s of my clan and others who need help. The most important part of hogging it to take care of your cc kills and hog pathing and the biggest threats to your hogs are giant bombs and spring traps. This guide will include everything I feel is important for hogs.
    Army composition :
    If using wizbarch to kill cc - 6 wiz, 6 archers, 5 barbarians and rest hogs with cc max hogs
    If using witches to kill - 2 witch 1 barb in cc, 4 wiz, 2 barch and rest hogs
    3 heal spells

    1) Clan castle troop lure :

    If cc is easy to get, ALWAYS use one giant and one hog to lure the cc troops out.
    If cc is centralized, try to find a defense which is way out of path and in cc’s range. You can use 2 3 hogs for that.
    You can loon out defenses for luring too, but it won’t lure out barbs, valks i.e. ground troops
    Luring out all the troops is very important. Even one wiz or loon left back can kill all your hogs.

    2) Clan castle troop kill :

    Always lure and kill cc the side where you intend to drop hogs from, so the kill squad wouldn't get hit be defenses.
    The best option is to take 2 witches and 1 barb to kill cc troops. They are the most reliable and help cleaning up.
    How to use them: First lure cc to a corner where no other defenses are and the least amount of buildings, open spaces always better (you wouldn't want your troops hitting buildings instead of troops). Before the troops reach the corner put out the witches so they can spawn their skeletons and putting archers or barbs to tank and distract followed by 2 wizards on either side of witch.
    Another option is wizbarch. First barbs then arch then wiz. Creating a circle. Always save 2 or more wizards for cleaning up the base.


    3) Dropping hogs :
    There are two ways to drop hogs. Stream or spread.
    It depends on the base what type you use.
    You should always figure out the hog paths like where they would go. Choose the best path for them and the best spots you could heal them. Out of paths defenses or defenses completely outside, can be a problem. So take care of them too. You can also loon them out.

    You need to avoid giant bombs while hogging. So scout some open spots with one hog to check gb or if the gb spots are inside the core, you draw out a path where your hogs would avoid it or you heal those spots.
    Checking your heal spots before the attacking is very important. Heal the spots where there are open spots for potential gb locations and which is surrounded by defenses so your hogs stay in that area for a good time. Always pre-heal your spots.
    The biggest threat is double giant bomb. Most bases have stupid dgb location, so look for a path you can avoid them. And there is no shame if you fail to get 3 stars on the first attack on a base with dgb. A good clan would always will always cleanup the base, so your attack would be a help for the clan. If dgb is hard to avoid. Use some hogs to take it out before attacking.


    4) Heals :
    Your heals should be in a triangle format. First two heals side by side on the biggest hog group. Heal it on the gb spots. Heal hogs following their path not directly on them. Pre heal is important.
    Important thing is to keep your hogs in the heal circle for a good amount of time.


    5) Last would be cleaning up :
    The barbarian king could be a problem to the hogs, so look for a spot where your hogs would end and heal that spot, so after defenses hogs can take out bk. It is better to start hogs from the opposite side of the bk.
    The saved up wizards use them on corner buildings on storages or the opposite side of hogs.
    Your bk could be a good clean up troop and you can also use your bk on the opponent’s bk.


    Here are some videos on how the attack is carried out. These videos are an example on how the attack is done. These are not the very best of our attacks. Easy bases. I just don't have a video on a double giant bomb base right now. We have some very efficiently done th8 goho’s on th9s but this guide is only for th8s. We will keep posting videos, please check them out. Here are 2 channels of our clan leaders.
    Cheo (Was in clashheads main. Co leader of t7. Beast th9 attacks) :https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg-...7lGRYMpKfDUJxg
    kz (leader of t7, awesome th8. Upgraded to th9):
    https://www.youtube.com/user/hunhali Hope it helps.


    1. Christinaaa hog attack on a max th8. 2 streams. Perfect cc kill and good heals. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5WpeIZphoc
    2. Gaurang hog attack on a th9 without queen. Pretty basic streaming, healing and cleaning.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUAnosstiMs
    3. SmoggTV spreaded hog version or asian wall of hogs. Pretty messy cc kill but a good pathing and healing.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbbrZiP5SJk
    4. Gaurang hog attack on a non-symmetrical base. not good gbs. Hogs were spread. Perfect cc kill, heals and path. Check the cc kill. Bunch troops, use barb for distraction followed by wizards and archers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeyBCmeYoV4
    5. Kz very good cc kill, shows how to bunch cc troops. He used the valk kill, very efficient on ground troops. (ask him where he learned that. jk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhaTlUsOBbk

    More better hog videos will be coming up by both of these channels. The hard bases. Please subscribe and keep watching.
    I’m open to criticism if anything is wrong and needs to be changed, please tell me. Your feedback is important. Ask me if you have any question or need help. Thank you. Gaurang.
    Last edited by GauS444; March 8th, 2015 at 06:14 PM.

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    Thanks for posting!

    I'm still a rather fresh th8 and have only gotten my hogs to 3 and heals to 5, so I've been looking to learn how to use the buggers as I progress. Thanks for the tips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobad View Post
    I'm still a rather fresh th8 and have only gotten my hogs to 3 and heals to 5, so I've been looking to learn how to use the buggers as I progress. Thanks for the tips.
    Level 3 hogs are good start, lvl 4 heals too. Start practicing early. It helps. Glad you liked it

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    Time

    I would create a section that focuses on time.
    Several hoggers tend to deploy their clean up troopers very late, hence, less time to clean and time is running low.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firasico View Post
    I would create a section that focuses on time.
    Several hoggers tend to deploy their clean up troopers very late, hence, less time to clean and time is running low.

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    Hehe Thanks Fira. Great point. Putting cleanup troops simultaneously all over the base is better

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    Great guide, well put together, we'll make sure to have it linked to the other thread

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    Great guy, knows what hes talking about, +1
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    Awesome thread! Thank you for sharing
    Last edited by 1finite; March 8th, 2015 at 08:52 PM.
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    Thank you very much EE leaders. Appreciate it

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    Awesome guide Gaurang!

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